This past weekend a coworker passed away. For a year I have been following her valiant struggle against cancer through the group her close friends set up on Facebook. They chronicled her story. They started with some of her treatments, her participation in the Pink Heals Tour, through the ups and downs she went through, all the way through the funeral today. Another youthful life snatched away by the evil that is cancer.
Right now I have two aunts fighting breast and lung cancer, a cousin fighting lung cancer, my dad fought prostate cancer, numerous friends are fighting or have fought off cancers of various kinds. I’ve lost a grandmother, an uncle and a more than a few friends to this scourge.
That’s why I’m raising funds during the month now known as Movember, to help the Movember Foundation fund organizations such as the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Lance Armstrongs LIVESTRONG so they can continue their work in helping educate and research in the fight against cancer.
Please go to my Movember Mo Space page and donate a buck or two or five or a hundred. It goes to a good cause in helping fight against cancer.
If you’re in Michigan, please also consider dropping by and donating a buck or two to my friend Scott’s Southwest Michigan Movember team. This is his first year joining in and I’d like to see his team do well, too.
Check back throughout Movember and I’ll post pics of my mustachioed self.
This post is cross-posted on my other blog the Musings of Řehoř